Quito and Cloud-forest
Quito city tour - Mitad del Mundo
DAY 1 CITY LINE
We will spend a full day exploring the culture of Ecuador on this tours of Quito City and Mitad del Mundo.
In the afternoon, make your way to Mitad del Mundo, the center of the world the equatorial line with one foot in each hemisphere, visit the Intinan Museum to participate in the experiments that can only be conducted at the equator. At the end return to your hotel in Qui
Visit San Francisco Church and plaza
Visit La Compañía de Jesús Church.
La Basílica Church.
Visit the Mitad del Mundo and have fun performing the various activities there.
Enjoy the delicious food the restaurants of the zone offer.
Monday: Visiting Pañacocha’s biological corridor
The Otavalo cultural tour is a wonderful way to discover and combine the famous artesian indigenous market in Ecuador and some of the amazing views outside Otavalo.
· Visit Cayambe where we can taste and learn about the town’s famous bizcochos (local biscuits)
· Visit the famous market of Otavalo where you’ll have the option to purchase local handicrafts.
· Visit the beautiful Cuicocha Lake.
· Finally, enjoy incredible food in Cotacachi.
Day 3- 6
: Note: these hours are approximate except for the pick up hour.
At 6:30 AM your driver will collect you at your hotel. We’ll start driving along the Calacali – Nanegalito road with colorful landscapes and ever-changing vistas all the way. Bellavista Lodge, perched on top of the Tandayapa Valley. Arrival at Bellavista. Your guides will greet you here and will show you your room and facilities before going for breakfast. Settle in after breakfast and then meet your guide at an appointed place in the lodge for a short briefing, and right away your hike will commence.
6:15 / 6.30 AM morning bird hike. Your guide will only be focusing on the birds of Bellavista, all around the Lodge. At 8:00 AM we serve our special Bellavista breakfast.
Once again and as appointed by your guide, you will meet and chat about your next hike.Yumbo / Immersion Trail. Lunch at 1 PM.
An option to go and discover the trails on your own, along the self-guided trail or by the aid of our trail-map.
3 Days tour Cloudforest - Bellavista Lodge
AM:Early morning bird hike. Same as yesterday or if you are not a birder, just lie down and listen to the awakening of the forest as the sun appears and sets the world in motion.
At the last day you will have transfer to Quito to your hotel or to the Airport